An Indiscriminate “Killing Machine”

by: Gareth Porter, Truthout | News Analysis

Even if the rest of the US military effort in Afghanistan has been largely written off by the news media as a failure, the campaign of targeted raids against insurgents by commandoes under the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has gotten a reputation for devastating effectiveness. As an Associated Press story in early September 2010 put it, the “mystique of elite, highly trained commandos swooping

down on an unsuspecting Taliban leader in the dead of night plays well back home….”

Read more: How McChrystal and Petraeus Built an Indiscriminate “Killing Machine”


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